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Over the weekend I was named Best Travel Writer at AFTA’s National Travel Industry Awards, held in Sydney, Australia. Total shock, but a great thrill and honour. So just a quick thanks to Craig Owens, of Cruise Office, for nominating me, and Quentin Long, publisher of International Traveller, for commissioning the winning story.

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I’m disappointed by my butler’s name: Greg.

I knew he wouldn’t ever live up to my fantasy of a butler called Jeeves. But really, Greg? That’s the best you can do? His six-foot height, handsome face and tuxedo help, but not enough. I want a top hat and tails if you’re going to have the same name as a Brady.

Minutes later I have to hide my glee when Greg explains that he is not my butler; that my real butler is on his lunch break, and his name is Viktor. With a K. Now we’re talking.

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First up, let me declare, I’m not going to bore you to tears with the usual crap you read about cruising. I will take you below deck, getting the goss from crew and passengers, to show you what it’s really like at sea (or river). The Cruisey Life: Uncensored.

My mantra is “what happens onboard stays online”. That means I can be my cheeky self; audaciously honest. And I’m not afraid to blog it.

So, step aboard the Goodship Goldsbury as we sail toward The Cruisey Life…

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What happens onboard stays online.

Louise Goldsbury, attempting to coin a phrase.